From the University of California, Davis Master of Arts in Geography

Spatial Data Analysis and Visualization MasterTrack™ Certificate

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Enrollment opens June 2019! Sign up to learn more about this program.
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Earn Degree Credit If you're admitted to the Master of Arts in Geography from the University of California, Davis, your MasterTrack Certificate counts towards your degree.

About this MasterTrack™ Certificate

Learn how to analyze and visualize big data as a data scientist.

Industry areas that rely on spatial data analysis, remote sensing, cartography, and data visualization are growing at accelerated rates.

With this online certificate program, you’ll study at the graduate level to gain the R programming language and GIS skills you need to advance your career.

You’ll learn to apply data analysis and visualization techniques that are vital to solving business problems through real-world projects designed by faculty from UC Davis and ArcGIS developer Esri. You’ll benefit from graded feedback from your instructors and live sessions with groups of high-caliber peers.

By committing 5-7 hours of online study per week for six months, you can earn the Spatial Data Analysis and Visualization MasterTrack Certificate and gain credentials in spatial decision support systems and cartography to help you land the job you want.

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    100% online courses

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    $3,000

    Option to pay all at once, or in four separate installments

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    6 months to complete

  • Intermediate Level

    Intermediate Level

    You should have undergraduate education or professional experience with GIS. Need a refresher? Start with the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialization on Coursera.

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    5 hands-on projects

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    Earn degree credit

    If you are admitted to the full Master’s program, your MasterTrack™ Certificate counts towards your degree.

What you will learn

  • Conduct spatial analysis and modeling with R
  • Analyze species distribution data with R
  • Compute distance, direction, area and related quantities for spatial data with angular (longitude/latitude) coordinates
  • Produce attractive, easy-to-understand maps, and geospatial models
  • Make decisions about spatial information design and mapping and implement them with ArcGIS Pro

Skills you will gain

  • R Programming Language
  • Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Spatial Data Analysis
  • Spatial Information Design
  • Data Visualization
  • Geospatial Modeling
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    100% online courses

  • Money

    $3,000

    Option to pay all at once, or in four separate installments

  • Clock

    6 months to complete

  • Intermediate Level

    Intermediate Level

    You should have undergraduate education or professional experience with GIS. Need a refresher? Start with the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialization on Coursera.

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    5 hands-on projects

  • Comment Dots

    English

  • Institution

    Earn degree credit

    If you are admitted to the full Master’s program, your MasterTrack™ Certificate counts towards your degree.

What is a MasterTrack™ Certificate?

We’ve split portions of Master’s programs into modules so you can earn a university-issued career credential online at a breakthrough price. Each program features a deeply engaging learning experience with real-world projects and live expert instruction. If you are accepted to the full Master's program, your MasterTrack Certificate counts towards your degree.

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Master’s Degree Learning

Take an online module of a Master's degree program that features live expert instruction and feedback combined with interactive team-based learning.

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Boost Your Career

Receive a university-issued MasterTrack Certificate from a top university that you can add to your resume and LinkedIn profile.

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Build Your Portfolio

Demonstrate your skills through real-world projects and create work samples that help you stand out in your job search.

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Start Your Degree

If you are accepted to the full Master’s program, your completed coursework counts towards your degree.

Interactive Learning Experience

You'll learn through readings, videos, graded assignments, real-world applied projects, and live global classroom sessions.

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Live Global Webinars

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Feedback from Instructors and Experts

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Real-World Projects

5 Courses in this MasterTrack™ Certificate

Includes:

  • Pre-recorded videos
  • Live sessions and office hours
  • Real-world projects
  • Peer collaboration
  • Web and mobile access

Spatial Data Handling with R

Learn the concepts of spatial data science and data manipulation using R. You’ll develop spatial databases, analyze the results, and create multiple scenarios based on sets of constantly evolving methods....
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Industry-relevant hands-on projects to build your portfolio

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Project 1

Spatial Data Handling with R

You’ll explore the basics of spatial data types and their representation in R. You’ll manipulate spatial data — reading, subsetting, spatial queries, transformations — with "vector" and "raster"-type data. ...

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Extracting raster values with vector objects
  • Manipulating vector data in R (union, intersect, aggregate, etc.)Manipulating raster data in R (crop, mask, reclassify, etc.)
  • Reading and writing spatial data into R
  • Spatial data concepts (vector, raster, coordinate reference systems)
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Project 2

Analyzing Spatial Data

You’ll use spatial statistics to solve three exercises throughout the course: point pattern analysis (with examples from ecology and health), regression with spatial data (with examples from the social sciences), and spatio-temporal data (with examples from the environmental sciences)....

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Basic statistical concepts of spatial data, such as autocorrelation and scale
  • Exploration and statistical modeling with spatio-temporal data
  • Global and local measures of spatial autocorrelation
  • Global and local regression with spatial data
  • Point pattern analysis
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Project 3

Spatial Prediction

Try different techniques used for spatial prediction. You’ll explore spatial interpolation, spatial (species) distribution modeling, image classification, and other hybrid methods....

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Compile spatial data for modeling
  • Create spatial model predictions and model averaging
  • Evaluate spatial model
  • Fit a model with spatial data
  • Use different modeling techniques
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Instructors

  • Robert J Hijmans, UC Davis

    Robert J. Hijmans

    Associate Professor, Environmental Science & Policy, UC Davis

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    Amber Manfree

    PhD graduate in Geography, UC Davis; Consultant, Amber Manfree Cartography

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MasterTrack™ Certificates are earned by completing a concatenation of graduate-level courses offered on the Coursera platform by some of the world's most elite universities. Those same universities may allow qualified, admitted students to apply earned MasterTrack™ Certificate credits towards related Master's degrees, leading to an affordable academic degree. Coursera does not grant academic credit, and does not guarantee that completion of a MasterTrack™ Certificate will result in academic credit; the decision to grant, accept, or transfer academic credit is subject to the sole and absolute discretion of an academic institution.